Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

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Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Dec
    17
    The Tempestry Project: Philadelphia Collection
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA

    The Tempestry Project: Philadelphia Collection

    December 17, 2019
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 2 hours
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA
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    TheTempestry Project is a global climate data visualization project throughfiber arts. All Tempestries (or temperaturetapestries) use the same yarn colors and temperature ranges, creatinga recognizable and globally comparable mosaic of shifting temperatures overtime. The Tempestry Project was founded by Justin Connelly, Marissa Connelly, and EmilyMcNeil in Anacortes, WA. To date, hundreds of Tempestries have been made bycrafters around the world.  

     

    In 2019, the Schuylkill Center coordinated 38volunteer knitters and crocheters to create a collection of Tempestries forPhiladelphia from 1875 to 2018. Each Tempestry shows the daily hightemperatures for a given year, and the collection reveals the warming thatPhiladelphia is already experiencing. The Philadelphia Tempestry collectionwill be on long-term display at the Schuylkill Center to educate about howclimate change is impacting our region.

     http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/the-tempestry-project-philadelphia-collection-opening-reception/

  • Apr
    24
    City Nature Challenge 2020
    All Day

    City Nature Challenge 2020

    April 24, 2020
    All Day
  • Apr
    24
    City Nature Challenge 2020
    All Day

    City Nature Challenge 2020

    April 24, 2020
    All Day

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